The College’s 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting brought together more than 2,000 health care providers in person in New Orleans or through our Livestream program. It was the first in-person national allergy meeting in nearly two years.
With a wide variety of educational opportunities, participants had their pick of sessions on topics ranging from COVID-19, biologics, anaphylaxis, food allergy and more. An entire day of the meeting was focused on dermatologic conditions and treatments.
During the Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, award recipients were recognized and Mark Corbett, MD, FACAAI was installed as ACAAI president. Kathleen May, MD, FACAAI, was elected president-elect and Gailen Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD, FACAAI, was elected vice president. Drs. Marcella Aquino, Theresa Bingemann and Jeffrey Demain were elected to the Board of Regents.
Plenaries featured a distinguished line up of experts who addressed allergy/immunology issues. Speakers during the Presidential Plenary focused on how allergists have innovated to face medicine’s most daunting challenges. Dr. May’s Bela Schick Lecture titled, “The Three Ps: Revisited” explored population-wide educational obstacles on patients, physicians and the allergy profession. Keynote speakers on Sunday, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, and Peter Marks, MD, PhD, covered the development of biologics to restrain the pandemic and impediments vaccine hesitancy has had on eradicating COVID-19. Monday’s plenary focused on new practice guidelines and included David A. Khan, MD, FACAAI, who presented the Edward J. O’Connell Lecture titled, “Drug Allergy Parameter.”
Workshops were back at the in-person meeting! Participants got hands-on experience in anaphylaxis simulation, patch testing and dermatological techniques.
All Annual Meeting registrants, whether they attended in person or participated via Livestream, will have access to our On Demand program at no charge for general meeting sessions. On Demand will provide access to view and obtain credit for more than 60 hours of presentations. On Demand will be available in the next few weeks.
The College is looking forward to next year’s meeting, Nov. 10 – 14, 2022 in Louisville, KY.